Conservatives Call For Fair Treatment For Forest Firefighters

Ottawa, ON — Dane Lloyd, Conservative Shadow Minister for Emergency Preparedness, and Common Sense Conservatives are calling on the Liberal Government to add forest firefighters to the list of Public Safety Occupations.

Currently, the definition of firefighter under the National Occupational Classification does not list forest firefighters as a Public Safety Occupation. Since forest firefighters are considered silviculture and forestry workers, they are ineligible for the same potential retirement benefits as other kinds of firefighters. 

“Canada’s Forest Firefighters are heroes who risk their personal health and safety to protect our communities during fire season,” said MP Lloyd. “It’s time the Liberal Government amend the definition of firefighter to reflect the sacrifices and risks taken on by our brave forest firefighters.”

Common Sense Conservatives are calling on the Liberal Government to right this wrong by amending the definition of firefighter under the National Occupational Classification to include forest firefighters.

Common Sense Conservatives Call For Sensible Solution To Protect Lobster Fishing And Whales

Common Sense Conservatives Call For Sensible Solution To Protect Lobster Fishing And Whales

Gander, NL – Clifford Small, MP for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame and Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, released the following statement on the decision to force closure of the lobster fishery in LFA 23, due to the sighting of a North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW):

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Liberal-NDP Coalition Vote To Keep Extortionists Out Of Jail

Liberal-NDP Coalition Vote To Keep Extortionists Out Of Jail

Ottawa, ON – After nine years of Justin Trudeau, Canadians have never been less safe from extortion. Since Trudeau became Prime Minister, extortion has risen by 218 percent, as our once safe towns and suburbs are terrorized by foreign gangs.

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